Skip to comments.10 Reasons You Should Love Microsoft (rather than bash Microsoft, Maybe it's time to praise it)
Posted on 07/28/2010 10:40:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It's easy to bash Microsoft.
From its CEO, to its massively popular operating system, the company does not exude the cool, hip style of Apple. Nor does it exude the wide-eyed optimism or Google.
For these reasons, and others, Microsoft is regularly bashed by the tech-set who drool over Apple and Google.
It's not just the tech scene. Wall Street is cool to Microsoft. After crushing earnings, Microsoft's stock is underperforming the market.
Well instead of piling on, we're going the other way. Of all the major tech companies out there, Microsoft is one of the most successfully diversified, exciting companies going.
It has two major cash cows, but it's also grown 8 billion dollar businesses in the last decade. Does anyone think Google, or even Apple, could do that?
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For the most part they are following google’s lead, stripping all the junk out of Linux. Have you tried Ubuntu netbook remix? It’s the general purpose OS like windows which is dying off.
That's my problem. I notice Windows far too much. On a Windows system I spend too much overhead time dealing with the OS itself. Conversely, OS X is practically invisible to me. I work with my documents and apps, and the OS sits quietly behind, helping it all happen. The extra abilities the OS brings are seamless. As a long-time Windows user, I love it. Going back to Windows slows me down.
The Mac was the first computer conceived to be a consumer computing appliance. 20+ years later Apple finally starts to make it happen with the iPhone then iPad.
Good, because I wouldn't trust it with Microsoft. These are people who think it's okay to upgrade a SAN infrastructure without having a backup. T-Mobile customers were pissed!
Yep, Apple was the first, now the chips have finally caught up with the hype. Near everyone is coming up with pads and smart phones. This Christmas should be a keeper, that is if the government still allows people to buy stuff.
“Bill Gates should be in prison for the rest of his life and all of his wealth redistributed to all of us schmucks who have bought his products.”
Well, if you spent that much money continuously on his products as to need the money back, that makes you the idiot that deserves to be taken advantage of.
“Microsoft destroyed my career by breaking the law. “
You’ve got to be a complete idiot to have a career that a single company can destroy. No single company created me, no single company can destroy me.
Power users will always want PC's. I spent the last 5-1/2 years creating and maintaining a 3,000 page distributor catalog and the complementary website. I batch processed the images for conversion (at one point over 80,000 images for the 2 companies using the system. + thumbnails.) All data for the catalog sections and the company promotions were scripted from an AS400 database to my PC. Then it was organized in Access and into Excel, exported as a tab delimited text file and imported into Quark using Xdata (or Xtags). Anything that scripts image composition or batch processes images requires extreme resources.
That’s what many means. I still will have one as well.
But the mass market has said goodbye.
All on the following are not required to be part of the OS to be and OS ...DOS was and OS (Disk "OS") and did none of the below ...
1. Create home movies
2. Photo Processing using Photoshop
3. Programming in the language of your choice
4. Rip DVDs, store files on an HTPC
5. Play PC games
6. Store sensitive data locally, on an encrypted drive
Stripping out services in an OS does not mean it no longer an OS and the fact that an OS can be slim down and services removed does not mean you no longer need an OS...
The bootstrap loader is going to load something that is an minimum OS to get at a least basic I/O and user interface up
Ever a bootstrap loader in a diskless system booting over the network is still loading an OS
And due to local disk space being cheap and fast vs loading everyone over the WAN.. the local OS (even if the world go to free Linux like OS's) will always have most daily services built in to it.
(As an Network engineer it nuts to think or trust the wire to total replace local storage)
I don’t even know what you’re responding to there. Nothing I said.
There’s OSes on the smart phones. That’s been my point, which you keep studiously ignoring, all along. Even if all of your predictions about smart phones come true (which they won’t) there will still be OSes. The iPhone OS, the Android OS, the Palm OS. The OS as a concept will never go away, it’s a necessary piece of code in every single complex computerized device.
And investors fleeing from MS are morons. Their sales keep growing. 1.1 billion customers and MORE coming. Even if the pads are taking over (which they aren’t, nobody is actually ditching their computers for pads) it’s still going to be at least 6 years at current adoption rate for their to be as many pads out there as Windows computers right now.
Sorry but you’re wrong. The mass market is is screaming HELLO:
Sales up 20% over same quarter last year, third consecutive quarter with double digits growth.
I spend almost no time dealing with the OS. It’s just there running my apps. Everybody’s millage varies but half the time at work I have to extend the start menu to figure out which version of Windows I’m even on, my stuff just works without me even bothering to notice the OS.
Not the netbook remix..Im running Ubuntu on one of my systems to run GNS3/dynamips to lab up my Cisco routers for my CCIE lab
The irony of being the guy that fixes the Network, I need to have as much as possible on my local system and not dependent on the Network as my job is to fix the Network when it's down
Some time people do not get this basic chicken/egg paradox....
Years back I was working at a service company when we had the inhouse system go down...we needed a part to fix it that we had in our own stock...
But the parts dept head would not give to use because the inhouse system down!(yet we know, that what we need the part for, to fix the inhouse system for you, you fool!)
The moron in charge of parts just didn't get it...We finally had to get it by distracting her so one of the guy in the parts cage could tossed it out the back door to us while she was not looking
Yeah, but two terms oughta do it.
“Its not a myth, nobody needs an OS anymore.”
That’s like saying cars don’t need engines any more because dashboards are going all digital.
Half the time people talk about operating systems they don’t even know what one is, conflating OS with GUI - those are two different things.
That the whole point of the OS to handle all the housekeeping, to do the heavy lifting with out you noticing it, the OS to you, is the frontdesk at the hotel, you don't want to or need to see the kitchen or housekeeping, etc.
Idiots need to be protected, not taken advantage of.
“Idiots need to be protected, not taken advantage of.”
Not really. Acting like an idiot is not the same thing. People make stupid choices and they are free to do so. It isn’t my responsibility to protect you from yourself.
“Microsoft finally got a worthy successor to XP, and one that’s almost as good as its target, OS X. “
Better actually but we’re not supposed to go there remember.
“Microsoft loves to use and abuse temps though. “
Most big companies do.